Voted by the readers of Time Out Magazine's readers as the best taco in Sydney, Guzman Y Gomez is a chain of Mexican restaurants located all over Australia. The place offers a number of Mexican food such as burritos, tacos and quesadillas. They also serve drinks like Mexican beers as well as frozen Margaritas.
Favorite Dish: Steak Buritos
ANother thing I asked my tourist vter mate from the Philippines was whether she has tasted our very popular AUSSIE fave anytime food- FISH & CHIPS. Once I learned she had not tried them, we set out to look for a fish and chips shop near BONDI BEACH.
We found the FISH HOUSE, conveniently located just across the beach. There were a few shops like this one but my eyes caught the sign- 2 fish and chips for $15. I investigated further inside and I saw that they also have fresh fish sold in the premises so I thought these would be a good place to introduce my friend to fish and chips (fries).
So I ordered the 2 fish and chips deal and also a couple of bottled water.
Favorite Dish: The fish fillets were battered and of course fried, certainly not an everyday food for those with high cholesterol. But SYdneysiders are alway eating fish and chips (nto just meat pies)! Though I am allergic to fish I tried a small portion and it was really good, crunchy on the outside and so tender yet juicy on the inside. It was just a bit greasy and probably need more draining on paper towels.
However, service was friendly and eating there was pleasant. I could imagine it would be very busy in the spring and summer seasons.
I would still recommend this place for tasting authentic fish and chips. Just don't forget to ask for some slices of lemon, I forgot to ask though in some shops, they are automatically included in the price. Well, this is Bondi so everything is a bit dearer!
Icebergs has earned a great repuation not only for it's location, but the food is to die for....located in or should I say on Bondi Beach, this is were the jet set come to eat and party..The place is ULTRA CHIC and ULTRA HIP !!!!!.....The food is heavy on the fresh seafood. The wine list is long, but yet easy to navigate. The desserts are heavenly.....after being named one of the best 100 restraunts in all the WORLD by Conde Nast Traveler.....it is worth every effort and all of the money spent here !!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT !!!!! If you could afford it, do it !!!!!!!!
The staff very cordial, friendly and professional......made you know that you were in 5 star restaurant, but yet made you feel like if you were in the living room of your home !!!!! perfect 10 out of 10 !!!!!!
UPDATE: May 2008
4 years after my first visit, Icebergs is still one of the finest places to eat in Sydney...the service and food have not changed..... still superb !!!!! Prices have gone up quit a bit !!!!
Favorite Dish: The seafood risoto was the best I have ever had......the canoli for dessert were mouth watering.....
Icebergers - Bondi Beach - Mediterranean - 9365 9000 * for views
SOBO- 70 Campbell Parade Bondi - Seafood - 9300 8898* for atmosphere
Seans Panaroma - Campbell Parade Bondi - Modern - 9365 4924
Blue Orange - Hall Street Bondi - 9300 9885
Ravesis - Campbell Parade Bondi - 9365 4422
Beautiful restaurant right on Bondi Beach. I was there at night, and it was pretty seeing the beach at night. I'd recommend seeing it while it's still light outside though. I was traveling with a group and we had a prearranged menu choice, but the food was very good.
Great, casual, easy-going cafe/restaurant - too many tables, too many people sitting close to each other, beach bums, surfers, young mums, occasional business person, lots of travellers - but that's the attraction of this cluttered cafe with good, simple food, fantastic fresh juices etc
Favorite Dish: Great salads, pastas, foccacias, burgers - keep it simple, keep it cheap, decent size portions - fine dining it ain't but this is good, wholesome food that will cetainly not break the bank....
The North Bondi RSL is a club and if you are visiting from interstate or overseas you may sign in at the door for free and then you can sit in what must be one of the best-positioned restaurants or bars in Australia. (The photo here is the view) Beer and food is cheap in comparison to the rest of Sydney and quite good.
RSL stands for Returned Servicemen’s League and it is customary to remove your hat or buy all the servicemen a drink. The choice is yours and one is cheaper than the other.
Favorite Dish: I had an eye fillet steak with fresh prawns (beef’n’reef, surf’n’turf etc) for only $18.00 very cheap by anyone’s standards but it is still a pub meal.
Every time we go to Sydney we somehow squeeze a visit to this family run restaurant into our itinerary. Sean’s is a very small restaurant looking over Bondi beach from the Northern side, away from the chaos of the main strip. The service is excellent as is the food and the wine list. You can’t go wrong if you can get in, yes, bookings are essential.
Favorite Dish: I recently had a starter of broad bean (fava bean) bruschetta with the most amazing olive oil drizzled over the top. The menu is written on chalkboards and changes regularly to promote seasonal produce.
A real Israeli experience in Bondi. Humus, felafel, pitta, salad, chips. Schnitzel, grilled meats etc also feature. Its a daggy place - formica top tables, plastic knives and forks, paper plates. But the food is great and its dead cheap.
Favorite Dish: Schnitzel and three salads will set you back less than A$11. Spend A$20 and you will find it difficult walking out. The real Israeli expereince (at least for me) is to essentially eat way too much.
Its not a place to dwell - eat and go. But great food.
Its simple, its straightforward, you see what you're getting before you ask for it and, if important, its also kosher. Its good "Jewish' food - whole or part chickens, schnitzels, meatballs, salads, roast vegetables etc. Its also something of the Bondi experience - grab a table (better outside), a coke, a plate piled high of food and listen in on the conversations around you - reform versus revisionist Judaism, the new rabbi, contemporary Jewish education etc... You'll learn a lot!
Favorite Dish: Roast chicken, green bean salad and roasted veggies will keep you going for hours.
Thai Terrific is one of the best Thai restaurants you can find in Sydney. If you're craving a good Thai meal and you find yourself in the heart of Bondi, drop in on Thai Terrific.
It's a huge restaurant so that you can almost always find a seat, their food is tasty and there's a huge range of dishes available. Take-away is also available!
The Lemon Grass in Bondi, absolutely gorgeous Thai food served by the friendly Mac and his wife the incredible chef
SaraRasa in Cooge has a balcony to sit out on over the beach and serve a mean beef vindaloo but its not for the faint hearted.
Bazuras in Coogee has excellent cuisine, basic and tasty the salmon in caper sauce is scrumptious.
friendliness, location, food
Favorite Dish: Indonesian Chicken and Chilli chicken, YUM
Salmon. Amything hot and spicy.
Where else but McDonalds? This is in Bondi Beach,
a great walking boulverde accompanies this!
Its a very 'common' restraunt...Infact did you know Australia has more MCDONALDS stores per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world?
Favorite Dish: Hmmm lets see...
i'd say a 'Big Mac Meal'. ($5.15)
Authentic Italian food at a reasonable price, a place where 'Bondi locals' dine. I discovered this place with a friend when I lived in the suburb nextdoor to Bondi a few years ago. And what a find it was. We went back nearly every Sunday night with a good bottle of red for the 6 months after that! The mussels are to die for, as well as the spaghetti con vongole (spaghetti with baby clams), and the pizzas are pretty great too. However because of this, the place is usually very busy during peak times so be prepared to wait (it will be worth it). There is a sweet Japanese waitress called Miko who has worked there for quite a while now, give her a good tip from me please! :)
Favorite Dish: It would be an absolute SIN not to try the mussels in tomato, garlic and parsley sauce! YUM
Thai Intra, Bondi
Favorite Dish: They had these really nice dips. Can't remember what they were called but they looked like prawn crackers and came with a sort of coconut-y sauce which was tangy. Delicious: had this both times I visited, and will have next time I visit.
If anyone knows what they are called, please let me know!